Michael Hooper has warned Rugby World Cup opponents that the Wallabies are about to benefit from the return of a fit and motivated David Pocock....
France lock Paul Gabrillagues should miss the World Cup in Japan after he copped a six-week ban for a dangerous tackle in their warm-up match with Scotland.
Wallabies back-row champion David Pocock says he feels good and is ready to return to Test rugby after sitting out most of the Super Rugby season.
They are at opposite ends of the age spectrum, but Wallabies Adam Ashley-Cooper and Jordan Petaia shared the same nerves before the World Cup squad naming.
Michael Cheika has leaned heavily on experience in naming an Australian World Cup squad built around a host of veterans, most notably Adam Ashley-Cooper.
Adam Ashley-Cooper is among a raft of fringe Wallabies hoping the selectors will value their experience at the Rugby World Cup.
Kurtley Beale is an admirer of former Waratahs teammate Will Skelton but says it isn't vital that the English-based lock wins a Wallabies World Cup call up.
Former Test inside back Rod Kafer wants the Wallabies selectors to stick with a playmaking outside centre, believing it adds variety to their attack.